A Better Tomorrow
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John Woo established himself as one of Hong Kong's premiere action directors with this ultra-hip, ultra-violent action classic. The film centers around the complex relationship between two brothers: Sung Tse-kit (Leslie Cheung) is a recent graduate of the police academy while Tse-ho (Ti Lung) runs a massive counterfeiting ring along with his gangland associate, Mark Lee (Chow Yun-fat). Tension between the two brothers comes to a head when their father is murdered after a crime deal goes sour and Tse-ho lands in jail after being double-crossed. In perhaps the most influential scene in Hong… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"Woo took the old-time story of two brothers, one a cop and another a counterfeiter, and raised the stakes on it."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Action!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"More melodramatic and operatic than any of Woo's subsequent films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"While it doesn't rely on style quite as much as [Woo's] later films, it has a complex plot, hundreds of flying bullets and buckets of flowing blood."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
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